Australia - Southern frost zaps at least 1Mt from WA crop now seen at 15Mt

Widespread and severe frosts centred on Western Australia’s Great Southern region have slashed at least one million tonnes (Mt) from the state’s expected winter crop, which was forecast by the Grain Industry Association of Western Australia (GIWA) on Friday at 16.3Mt

GIWA’s oilseeds council chair, Michael Lamond, said while GIWA on Friday said the state’s barley crop had the potential to hit a record 4Mt, it could drop to as low as 3Mt as a result of the weekend frost.